Rendering of the new research center at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. All images:
The Crump Firm.
Interior view of the research center.
Research Tower West.
Facility Profile: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis announced in February 2018 that it would develop a $412-million
advanced research center, intended to foster
transformative research and collaboration as
well as entice scientists and clinicians to join
the St. Jude faculty.
The 625,000 sf center broke ground in
the spring and is slated to open in 2021. The
project is a key component of a $1 billion
capital expansion of the St. Jude campus.
“The advanced research center will bring
together a powerful combination of talent
and technology in a space designed to propel
discovery,” said James R. Downing, M.D., St.
Jude president and chief executive officer, in
a statement. “We are creating an environment
where scientists and clinicians will have ready
access to leading-edge resources and oppor-
tunities to pursue breakthroughs in hopes of
accelerating progress in treating and curing
catastrophic pediatric diseases.”
Developed by The Crump Firm, lead ar-
chitect, as well as lab design firm Jacobs En-
gineering and construction manager Flintco,
The Advanced Research Center was designed
to strategically position investigators and
their associated technologies to maximize
collaboration. Atriums and courtyards will
allow a stream of natural light, and multiple
interaction zones will unite key disciplines
“Our aim was to enhance visual transparency both within and between floors.
We will arrange areas around shared
resources so researchers can connect with